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The new home for Lost-n-Found Youth is finally under permit. When complete, it will bring new life to a long vacant, 100 year old duplex in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. At a time when the Midtown area is undergoing a vast amount of change, it is a positive for the community that we were able to help this historic structure adapt in a positive way. Ross Design is proud to have provided the design work for this worthwhile charity as part of our commitment to giving back to the larger community.

The mission of Lost-n-Found Youth is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths aged from 13 to 25 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing and living situations. Education, social services and counseling are all a part of the process. Many of these kids have been traumatized from being thrown out by their families and their subsequent lives on the streets. LNF helps them become more stable by taking the uncertainty of where to sleep and what to eat out of the equation. They provide counseling services, help the kids through the GED process and get a job. In short they help them become functioning and contributing members of society.

When finished the project will provide transitional housing for 16 youth and a much needed drop-in center for those still on the streets. It is expected that construction will be complete and the home open for business by the time next winter rolls around. This facility will allow them to more than triple their impact.

Go to to learn more about the organization. While there, you can also contribute to the cause!

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